PS: Cheyenne, you joined the show this year as a full time mentor, what advice did you offer the girls?
Cheyenne Tozzi: I started very young, so for me I just wanted to instil in the girls that it is a job and you have to take it seriously. The girls are very protected and looked after on this show, so it’s important they understand that this is a dream way to enter the industry, but at the end of the day it is still a job.
PS: Often we see the girls become quite competitive. As someone who’s still in the industry, did you help the girls toe line between healthy and unhealthy competition?
CT: Competition comes with the territory of this job, but no one was actually nasty in the house — it was all healthy competition. My mum always says it’s nice to be important, more important to be nice.
PS: The youngest model is 16, in your role Didier, how did you help nurture someone so new into the industry?
Didier Cohen: I took on the older brother role, and before I started this process I asked myself the same question. How am I going to deal with these girls who are so young? I needed to teach them to treat modelling like a business, to be professional and classy. So I just took on the older brother role and tried to show them what’s real and what’s not within the fashion industry.